2011 ORS § 100.105¹
Contents of declaration
  • property name
  • variable property description

(1) A declaration shall contain:

(a) A description of the property, including property on which a unit or a limited common element is located, whether held in fee simple, leasehold, easement or other interest or combination thereof, that is being submitted to the condominium form of ownership and that conforms to the description in the surveyors certificate provided under ORS 100.115 (Recording declaration and plat) (1).

(b) Subject to subsection (11) of this section, a statement of the interest in the property being submitted to the condominium form of ownership, whether fee simple, leasehold, easement or other interest or combination thereof.

(c) Subject to subsection (5) of this section, the name by which the property shall be known and a general description of each unit and the building or buildings, including the number of stories and basements of each building, the total number of units and the principal materials of which they are constructed.

(d) The unit designation, a statement that the location of each unit is shown on the plat, a description of the boundaries and area in square feet of each unit and any other data necessary for proper identification. The area of a unit shall be the same as shown for that unit on the plat described in ORS 100.115 (Recording declaration and plat) (1).

(e) A notice in substantially the following form in at least 12-point type that is either all capitals or boldface:

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NOTICE

THE SQUARE FOOTAGE AREAS STATED IN THIS DECLARATION AND THE PLAT ARE BASED ON THE BOUNDARIES OF THE UNITS AS DESCRIBED IN THIS DECLARATION AND MAY VARY FROM THE AREA OF UNITS CALCULATED FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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(f) A description of the general common elements.

(g) An allocation to each unit of an undivided interest in the common elements in accordance with ORS 100.515 (Interest of units in common elements) and the method used to establish the allocation.

(h) The designation of any limited common elements including:

(A) A general statement of the nature of the limited common element;

(B) A statement of the unit to which the use of each limited common element is reserved, provided the statement is not a reference to an assignment of use specified on the plat; and

(C) The allocation of use of any limited common element appertaining to more than one unit.

(i) The method of determining liability for common expenses and right to common profits in accordance with ORS 100.530 (Allocation of common profits and expenses).

(j) The voting rights allocated to each unit in accordance with ORS 100.525 (Voting or consenting) or in the case of condominium units committed as property in a timeshare plan defined in ORS 94.803 (Definitions for ORS 94.803 and 94.807 to 94.945), the voting rights allocated in the timeshare instrument.

(k) A statement of the use, residential or otherwise, for which the building or buildings and each of the units is intended.

(L) A statement that the designated agent to receive service of process in cases provided in ORS 100.550 (Service of process) (1) is named in the Condominium Information Report which will be filed with the Real Estate Agency in accordance with ORS 100.250 (Documents required to be filed with Real Estate Agency) (1)(a).

(m) The method of amending the declaration and the percentage of voting rights required to approve an amendment of the declaration in accordance with ORS 100.135 (Amendments to declaration).

(n) A statement as to whether or not the association of unit owners pursuant to ORS 100.405 (Association of unit owners) (5) and (8) has authority to grant leases, easements, rights of way, licenses and other similar interests affecting the general and limited common elements of the condominium and consent to vacation of roadways within and adjacent to the condominium.

(o) If the condominium contains a floating structure described in ORS 100.020 (Condominium provisions) (3), a statement regarding the authority of the board of directors of the association, subject to ORS 100.410 (Adoption of bylaws), to temporarily relocate the floating structure without a majority vote of affected unit owners.

(p) Any restrictions on alienation of units. Any such restrictions created by documents other than the declaration may be incorporated by reference in the declaration to the official records of the county in which the property is located.

(q) Any other details regarding the property that the person executing the declaration considers desirable. However, if a provision required to be in the bylaws under ORS 100.415 (Contents of bylaws) is included in the declaration, the voting requirements for amending the bylaws shall also govern the amendment of the provision in the declaration.

(2) In the event the declarant proposes to annex additional property to the condominium under ORS 100.125 (Annexation of additional property), the declaration shall also contain a general description of the plan of development, including:

(a) The maximum number of units to be included in the condominium.

(b) The date after which any right to annex additional property will terminate.

(c) A general description of the nature and proposed use of any additional common elements which declarant proposes to annex to the condominium, if such common elements might substantially increase the proportionate amount of the common expenses payable by existing unit owners.

(d) A statement that the method used to establish the allocation of undivided interest in the common elements, the method used to determine liability for common expenses and right to common profits and the method used to allocate voting rights for each unit annexed shall be as stated in the declaration in accordance with subsection (1)(g), (i) and (j) of this section.

(e) Such other information as the Real Estate Commissioner shall require in order to carry out the purposes of ORS 100.015 (Rules), 100.116 (Plat amendment), 100.635 (Filing with commissioner) to 100.730 (Cancellation of sale of unit) and 100.740 (Notice to purchaser of cancellation rights) to 100.910 (Use of fees).

(3) Except where expressly prohibited by the declaration and subject to the requirements of ORS 100.135 (Amendments to declaration) (2) and subsections (9) and (10) of this section:

(a) Not later than two years following the termination dates specified in subsections (2)(b) and (7)(d) of this section, such termination dates may be extended for a period not exceeding two years; and

(b) The general description under subsection (2)(c) of this section and the information included in the declaration in accordance with subsection (7)(c), (g) and (h) of this section may be changed by an amendment to the declaration.

(4) The information included in the declaration in accordance with subsection (2)(a) and (d) of this section and subsection (7)(a), (b), (e), (f) and (k) of this section may not be changed unless all owners agree to the change and record an amendment to the declaration in accordance with this chapter.

(5) The name of the property shall include the word condominium or condominiums or the words a condominium.

(6) A condominium may not bear a name which is the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any other condominium located in the same county.

(7) If the condominium is a flexible condominium containing variable property, the declaration shall also contain a general description of the plan of development, including:

(a) A statement that the rights provided for under ORS 100.150 (Declarants options until termination date) (1) are being reserved.

(b) A statement:

(A) Of any limitations on rights reserved under ORS 100.150 (Declarants options until termination date) (1), including whether the consent of any unit owner shall be required, and if so, a statement of the method by which the consent shall be ascertained; or

(B) That there are no limitations on rights reserved under ORS 100.150 (Declarants options until termination date) (1).

(c) A statement of the total number of tracts of variable property within the condominium, including:

(A) A designation of each tract as withdrawable or nonwithdrawable variable property;

(B) Identification of each variable tract by a label in accordance with ORS 100.115 (Recording declaration and plat) (1)(i);

(C) A statement of the method of labeling each tract depicted on the plat in accordance with ORS 100.115 (Recording declaration and plat) (1)(i); and

(D) A statement of the total number of tracts of each type of variable property.

(d) The termination date, which is the date or time period after which any right reserved under ORS 100.150 (Declarants options until termination date) (1) will terminate, and a statement of the circumstances, if any, that will terminate any right on or before the date or time period specified. The date or time period may not exceed seven years from the recording of the conveyance of the first unit in the condominium to a person other than the declarant. Recording shall be in the county in which the property is located.

(e) The maximum number of units that may be created.

(f) A statement that the method used to establish the allocations of undivided interest in the common elements, the method used to determine liability for common expenses and right to common profits and the method used to allocate voting rights as additional units are created shall be the same as stated in the declaration in accordance with subsection (1)(g), (i) and (j) of this section.

(g) A general description of all existing improvements and the nature and proposed use of any improvements that may be made on variable property if the improvements might substantially increase the proportionate amount of the common expenses payable by existing unit owners.

(h) A statement of whether or not the declarant reserves the right to create limited common elements within any variable property, and if so, a general description of the types that may be created.

(i) A statement that the plat shows the location and dimensions of all withdrawable variable property that is labeled WITHDRAWABLE VARIABLE PROPERTY.

(j) A statement that if by the termination date all or a portion of the withdrawable variable property has not been withdrawn or reclassified, the withdrawable property shall automatically be withdrawn from the condominium as of the termination date.

(k) A statement of the rights of the association under ORS 100.155 (Variable property) (2).

(L) A statement of whether or not all or any portion of the variable property may not be withdrawn from the condominium and, if so, with respect to the nonwithdrawable variable property:

(A) A statement that the plat shows the location and dimensions of all nonwithdrawable property that is labeled NONWITHDRAWABLE VARIABLE PROPERTY.

(B) A description of all improvements that may be made and a statement of the intended use of each improvement.

(C) A statement that, if by the termination date all or a portion of the variable property designated as nonwithdrawable variable property has not been reclassified, the property shall automatically be reclassified as of the termination date as a general common element of the condominium and any interest in such property held for security purposes shall be automatically extinguished by such classification.

(D) A statement of the rights of the association under ORS 100.155 (Variable property) (3).

(m) A statement by the local governing body or appropriate department thereof that the withdrawal of any variable property designated as withdrawable variable property in the declaration in accordance with paragraph (L) of this subsection, will not violate any applicable planning or zoning regulation or ordinance. The statement may be attached as an exhibit to the declaration.

(8) The plan of development for any variable property included in the declaration or any supplemental declaration of any stage in accordance with subsection (7) of this section shall be subject to any plan of development included in the declaration in accordance with subsection (2) of this section, except that the time limitation specified in subsection (7)(d) of this section shall govern any right reserved under ORS 100.150 (Declarants options until termination date) (1) with respect to any variable property.

(9) The information included in the declaration in accordance with subsection (7)(j), (k) and (m) of this section may not be deleted by amendment.

(10) Approval by the unit owners shall not be required to redesignate variable property as nonwithdrawable variable property by supplemental declaration or amendment if such redesignation is required by the local governing body or appropriate department thereof to comply with any planning or zoning regulation or ordinance. If as a result of such redesignation the information required to be included in the supplemental declaration or an amendment under subsection (7)(L)(B) of this section is inconsistent with the information included in the declaration or supplemental declaration in accordance with subsection (7)(g) of this section, an amendment to the declaration approved by at least 75 percent of owners shall be required.

(11) The statement of an interest in property other than fee simple submitted to the condominium form of ownership and any easements, rights or appurtenances belonging to property submitted to the condominium form of ownership, whether leasehold or fee simple, shall include:

(a) A reference to the recording index numbers and date of recording of the instrument creating the interest; or

(b) A reference to the law, administrative rule, ordinance or regulation that creates the interest if the interest is created under law, administrative rule, ordinance or regulation and not recorded in the office of the recording officer of the county in which the property is located. [Formerly 94.029; 1995 c.31 §1; 1997 c.816 §3; 1999 c.677 §40; 2001 c.756 §26; 2003 c.569 §23; 2007 c.410 §8; 2009 c.641 §36]